2012 Billboard Music Awards
With pop-punk hooks, fist pumps aplenty and some fancy footwork, Patent Pending, an impossibly high energy "rag-tag group-a jerks" from Long Island, NY, earned a golden ticket to perform at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20) after besting five other acts to win the Battle of the Bands showdown.
"Naturally these are pain tears," beamed Patent Pending's super-affable frontman Joe Ragosta following his band's stage-shaking performance, which included a short dance routine since no boy-bands were in the competition.
About Patent PendingFrom the basements of Long Island to amphitheaters across the nation, Patent Pending has been attacking the world with their anthemic brand of pop-tinged punk rock.
From the acoustic soliloquy "Spin Me Around," to the acclamation that is the title track, the band's fourth album, 2011's "Second Family," delivers an unforgettable set of sing-alongs.
Patent Pending has also been enjoying the success of music videos for "One Less Heart To Break" and "Dance TIl We Die," gaining rotation on MTV2 and being featured on MTV's The Real World. After years on the road, the Long Island, NY five-piece continues to deliver an over the top and unforgettable live show. Having opened for Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship, and Bowling For Soup nationally, as well being veterans of the Vans Warped Tour and performing live on ABC's 2012 Billboard Music Awards, Patent Pending is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
In a recent interview Joe was quoted saying "This band isn't just something that we do, it's the only thing that we do." This attitude matched with the undying support of the "Second Family community" the band has built from the ground up is the force that drives this band to places they never dreamed they could get to. "Welcome to our Second Family."